March 28, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 28 — MapR Technologies, Inc., the Hadoop technology leader, and Canonical, the organization behind the Ubuntu operating system, announced today a partnership to package and make available for download an integrated offering of the MapR M3 Edition for Apache Hadoop with Ubuntu. Canonical and MapR are also working to develop a Juju Charm that can be used by OpenStack and other customers to easily deploy MapR into their environments.
“With the launch of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and the introduction of Juju, Canonical further established its lead in delivering easy access to the latest open cloud technology, including OpenStack,” said Kyle MacDonald, VP Cloud at Canonical. “Our customers want optimized workloads to run in their cloud and now, with the addition of MapR M3 as an easily deployable and enterprise-grade Hadoop solution, we are providing Ubuntu customers with an effective way to implement big data into their operations.”
The free MapR M3 Edition includes HBase, Pig, Hive, Mahout, Cascading, Sqoop, Flume and other Hadoop-related components for unlimited production use. MapR M3 will be bundled with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 12.10 via the Ubuntu Partner Archive.
MapR also announced that the source code for the component packages of the MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop is now publicly available on GitHub.
MapR is the only distribution that enables Linux applications and commands to access data directly in the cluster via the NFS interface that is available with all MapR Editions. The MapR M5 and M7 Editions for Apache Hadoop, which provide enterprise-grade features for HBase and Hadoop such as mirroring, snapshots, NFS HA and data placement control, will also be certified for Ubuntu.
“Ubuntu and MapR are a great combination for implementing an open source Hadoop cluster in any enterprise,” said Tomer Shiran, director of product management, MapR. “For OpenStack customers, this packaged offering of Ubuntu with MapR is a fast and simple means to enable Hadoop as a service in their environments.”
Canonical was the first company to distribute and support OpenStack – and Ubuntu has remained the reference operating system for the OpenStack project since the beginning. Ubuntu is the easiest and most trusted route to an OpenStack cloud, whether for private use or as a commercial public cloud offering.
Canonical will make available a Juju Charm that can be used by OpenStack customers to easily deploy MapR M3 into both private and public clouds that have standardized on OpenStack. Juju is Canonical’s package management system for implementing cloud technologies. ”Charms” are pre-configured deployment tools for specific products.
The Ubuntu/MapR package will be available through the Ubuntu Partner Archive for 12.04 LTS and 12.10 releases of Ubuntu on www.ubuntu.com starting April 25, 2013.
The MapR Juju Charm will be available on April 25, 2013, as part of the 13.04 Ubuntu release at http://jujucharms.com/.
Canonical is the commercial sponsor of the Ubuntu project and the leading provider of support services for Ubuntu deployments in the enterprise. Ubuntu is an open-source platform for client, server and cloud computing. Since its launch in 2004, it has become a natural choice for users of all kinds, from Fortune 500 companies to hardware makers, content providers, software developers and individual technologists. With developers, support staff and engineering centers all over the world, Canonical is uniquely positioned to help its partners and enterprise customers make the most of Ubuntu. It also operates Ubuntu One, a cross-platform personal cloud service for consumers. Canonical is a privately held company.
About MapR Technologies
MapR delivers on the promise of Hadoop with a proven, enterprise-grade platform that supports a broad set of mission-critical and real-time production uses. MapR brings unprecedented dependability, ease-of-use, and world-record speed to Hadoop, NoSQL, database and streaming applications in one unified big data platform. MapR is used across financial services, retail, media, healthcare, manufacturing, telecommunications and government organizations as well as by leading Fortune 100 and Web 2.0 companies. Amazon, Cisco, EMC and Google are part of MapR’s broad partner ecosystem.
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